Today in class, Dr. A lectured about the role of consumption and audience reception for a telenovela. She explained to us that the chemistry has to be electric for the love plotlines in telenovelas in order for the audience to become completely addicted to the telenovela. An example that Dr. A used today was in the telenovela “Cosita Rica” with the love story between Veronica and Cacique. Even though I only got watch clips of the telenovela, I could automatically sense the deep love and attraction the couple has for each other.
For my paper, I chose to watch “Corazon Salvaje.” My favorite part of the telenovela that kept me wanting more was the story between Juan del Diablo and Monica. Although the two are complete opposites in many regards, they have this undeniable chemistry for one another that makes the entire telenovela seem more plausible. The beginning of the telenovela was so captivating when Juan del Diablo and Aimee were together, but those two just shared attraction and passion. Monica and Juan del Diablo’s relationship is what made the telenovela addicting.